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Re: [zzdev] Re: :zz,unix: Probs running PC ZigZag from Linux

Okay, so the Windows version can't be recognized
 automatically.  So why can't we give the Windows version
 a flag that the processor can check for?


At 06:58 AM 7/11/99 +1000, you wrote:
>On Sun, Jul 11, 1999 at 05:02:50AM +0900, Ted Nelson wrote:
>> Wouldn't it be possible to have a preprocessor that
>>  checks the ZigZag file and fixes it for the current version,
>>  no matter what machine or format it's in?
>> I think we really need it.  The non-interoperability
>>  is already a great difficulty for me.
>For the Zigzag data, we already do this as much as possible.  We can't
>convert from foreign formats where we don't have the program that
>created the file and thus don't know how to access it.  That's why we
>have a standard text-based interchange format.  I also can't see a way
>to have the program check itself for wrong line endings before it is
>run - you'd have to use another program to do that.  That's why we have
>separate Unix and Windows versions of Zigzag.  Welcome to the wonderful
>world of incompatibility that we all live in.
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